[OpenAFS] Server recovery

Derrick J Brashear shadow@dementia.org
Fri, 22 Oct 2004 11:44:01 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 22 Oct 2004, James Burns wrote:

> Hello all,
> I wrote back in May about the problems I was having with my server. It
> turned out that the that the prdb had been corrupted and there were no
> longer any users or groups, including system and admin. I asked then
> and I'm asking again, what should I do to recreate these basics so I
> can start to reconstruct the rest of the cell or recover the files off
> the volumes? I would settle for just recovering the files and deleting
> and reinstalling everything. Can anyone give me some advice or help
> with these options? I've been able to find files by file type within
> the AFSIDat using "file" but would prefer not to try to recover them
> in such a crude manner. Thanks for any help.

you can recreate the prdb just as if you were building a new cell. remove 
/usr/afs/db/prdb.* and go through the new cell steps for prdb (using 
noauth) or use pt_util to create a new one.